This page is dedicated to highlighting the amazing work being done by students in my Film Studies program! You will find all of these awesome projects organised by year, sorted from oldest to newest, and a brief description beside each one. I hope you enjoy the show! ;)
2017 / 2018
“The Doll” - 17 Minute Short Film
The 2017/2018 school year was the inaugural year for my Film Studies program. This year students decided to work on a full short-film for their project. Students came up with their own ideas for their story, pitched the ideas to the class, then voted for which story would be turned into a movie.
After the idea was selected, they began the pre-production process and started writing the script and screenplay, then taking care of all the remaining planning necessary for the movie. This included storyboarding, selecting actors, finding props, and deciding on filming locations. When all of that was complete, the magic started and it was “quiet on the set” for filming their first movie.
I am proud to present The Doll, which was written, directed, and filmed by the DSCKE Film Studies class of 2017/18. Don’t forget to watch all the way to the end of the credits, as there may be a surprise at the end!
2018 / 2019
“The Doll” - Trailer
This year students have decided to focus on smaller individualised projects. One of the first projects completed this year was by one of my returning Film Studies students who elected to produce a trailer for last year’s Film Studies class project. Using an iPad and the iMovie built in trailer templates, this student created an amazing trailer for The Doll.
“LOCKERS” - Mock-Infomercial
One of the larger group projects completed by my grade 7 Film Studies students was a “mock infomercial” called LOCKERS. They started by using reference material online of what infomercials are like, and decided on various possible topics of what their infomercial could be about. Eventually they decided to write an infomercial about the importance of using a locker. I hope you enjoy!
Planning Scenes for “LOCKERS”
This is a quick behind-the-scenes look at the storyboarding that went into one of the scenes of “LOCKERS”. Students were taught how to storyboard and envision what they wanted their characters to look like, as well as the various camera angles for the scene. They also learned the importance of blocking and storyboarding a scene before filming. This has helped them turn their ideas into the final product. Check it out for yourself!
“Super Boy” - Trailer
For this project, another pair of students decided to use the built-in iMovie trailer templates for their first project, but this time, it was for a fake movie that they called “Super Boy”. In this project, students wrote up a brief idea of what would happen in their movie, then filmed scenes of themselves acting out parts of the movie that they envisioned would actually exist in the movie. They then assembled that in an iMovie trailer template and turned those clips into a proper trailer.
The DSCKE News
Not only have my film students been hard at work producing content in my Film Studies classes, but my student news club has been working hard to bring their school the news on a weekly basis. Check out the DSCKE News as well as the new YouTube Channel I developed for the school.
2 Of my students elected to do a cloning assignment where they had to figure out a way to have a brief conversation with their clone about a topic of their choice.
One student decided to show off his love for basketball, and the other decided to use her project as an opportunity to make a trailer for her own YouTube channel.
To complete this project, students had to learn advanced film editing techniques in Final Cut Pro as well as plan ahead in detail how the conversation would go with their clone.